Sports Birthdays for November 28 — Dave Righetti and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 28:
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: An eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Paul Warfield played for the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins during his career from 1964 to 1977. He was on the Browns’ team that won the NFL title in 1964 and the Dolphins’ teams that won Super Bowls VII and VIII. Warfield briefly left the NFL for the World Football League in 1975. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star pitcher, Dave Righetti played for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from 1979 to 1995. Beginning his career as a starting pitcher, Righetti was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1981. He threw a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1983. After converting to a reliever, Righetti won the AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award in 1986 and 1987. He has been the pitching coach for the Giants since 2000, including their World Series-winning years of 2010 and 2012.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: A native of Brazil, Leandro Barbosa is a guard for the Boston Celtics. Since debuting in the NBA in 2003, Barbosa has also played with the Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2007 while with the Suns.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: A native of Australia, Andrew Bogut is a center for the Golden State Warriors. He began his NBA career in 2005 with the Milwaukee Bucks, who selected him with the first-overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. He was named the Naismith College Player of the Year in 2005 while at Utah. In 2010, Bogut grotesquely dislocated his elbow after falling to the floor after a dunk.
Profession: NHL Player
Best Known For: Marc-Andre Fleury is a goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has been with the organization since it selected him with the first-overall pick of the 2003 NHL Draft. Fleury was a member of the Penguins’ team that won the Stanley Cup in 2009 and the Canadian national team that won the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was named to his first NHL All-Star team in 2011.